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Varnupiu Sacred Mound (Piliakalnis) Installation

The first stones were placed today in my outdoor, large-scale installation at the base of Varnupių Sacred Mound (piliakalnis), near Marijampolė, Lithuania. The full installation will cover an area a quarter the size of a […]

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Day of Mourning and Hope

June 14, 1941 was the day of horror on which Stalin’s mass deportations started in Lithuania. It is now remembered as the “Day of Mourning and Hope”. Paulo Gomes, a 17-year-old high school student at […]

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Sūduva of the World: Jubilee Exhibition of Artists from Sūduva

Opening of the “Sūduva of the World–a Jubilee Exhibition of Artists from Sūduva” at the Marijampole Cultural Center, Lithuania, May 27, 2021. The video can be seen by clicking HERE. Onutė Surdokienė is the organizer […]

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June 14: Day of Mourning and Hope / further Portuguese translations

June 14 1941, was the day of horror on which Stalin’s mass deportations started in Lithuania. It is now remembered as the Day of Mourning and Hope. Three months ago, I informed you about Paulo […]

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A poetic honor

Two weeks ago, the Lithuanian poetry festival, PoPa 2021 took place at the Lithuanian Museum of Art in Lemont, Illinois. This was organized by Sandra Avižienytė. The accompany book of poetry is “Laumės Juosta” (“Fairy’s […]

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Purchase a Plioplys Non-Fungible Token, honor Marija Gimbutas and support the Lithuanian Center

Lithuanian Ancestry, 2021, Non-Fungible Token. Recently, in the world of cryptocurrency, a digital artist, Beeple, sold a collage of his work for $69 million. The New York Times sold a published article for $500,000. Now […]

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Laumes Juosta / Fairy’s Sash

“Fairy’s Sash” is a 11 x 60-foot size, wall-mounted installation at the Lithuanian Museum of Art in Lemont, Illinois. In it, black and white thought fragments, almost all with word segments, were affixed to the […]

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Alzheimer’s disease, aging, and research from 30 years ago: Great minds run in similar directions!

In the February 2021 issue of Nature, a group of neuroscience researchers from Stanford University, headed by Paras Minhas, published a report showing that prostaglandin EP2 modulates neurodegeneration in the aging brain and in Alzheimer’s […]

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Linksmu Velyku! Happy Easter!

Decorating Easter eggs was a strong tradition in our family. One person who perfected this art form was my sister, Ramute Plioplys. Born in 1953 in Toronto, Canada, at the age of three, she contracted […]

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COVID-19 and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Today’s New York Times has an article about the long-term neurologic consequences of COVID-19. It can be read by clicking HERE. Of considerable interest is that the complex of symptoms described in this article match […]

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